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jane: this is "bbc wald news amer reporting from washington, and jane o'brien. they chaotic fallout from the iowa caucus. preliminary results show pete buttigieg in the league. president trump is set to give his annual state of the union. he will speak at the very chamber where he was impeached a few weeks ago. and it is not officially a pandem, but the coronavirus has spreadear worldwide. the latest fromna chiust ahead. jane: for all of you watching on pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america." partial results have been released from the iowa caucus. had things gone according to plan, la night's proceedings should have when democratic field. but technical glitches delayed the count.
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spking earlier, the chair of the iowa democratic pty insisted the underlying data is secure, but that has failed to ease concerns about just what went wrong. i hereby call thisau ccus to order. jane: border was the plan, chaos the result. oman already cicated process rendered unworkable because of a dodgy app. everyone got a medal. mr. buttigieg: by all hampshire victorious.ew sen. klobuchar: we did incredibly wl. we won a bunch of precinct and delegates in places we do not expect to win. we are feeling good. will not say what the numbers are because no one is quite sure. mr. biden: we el good about where we are. sen. warren: tonight showedur tt are ca victories to fight hard for the changes americans are demanding. sen. sanders: at some point the results will be announced.
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and when those results are announced, i have a good feeling we're going to be doing very, very well in iowa. jane: iowa has become a questionable use of time and money for candidates who hoped thewo caucud give them momentum. it is also a major embarrassment for the democratic party. >> this is altogether a lot of eggac on theof the iowa democratic party. that said, this is one night in januar there are 11 months until election day when democrats are hopefully going to have a candidate that will unseat president trump. jane and indeed, the only person still smiling is presidentrump, whose tweets about iowa were hard to disagree "awith unmitigated disaster." nick bryant is in des moines a r he joins me now. partial results, not exactly satisfactory but what are they telling us?
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nick: well,e got 62% of the results, and they are telling us right now that pete buttigieg, the former mayor of south bend, in the race, the man hoping toe become the first openly gay president of the united states, he is leading at the moment with 26.9%. in second place with 25.1% is bernieanders, of course, the oldest candidate in the race, 78 years old. he is in second place. third is elizabet warren, 18%. in a veryrt disappointing f place right now is joe biden, former vice president he has got 15.6. joe biden has made electability making the case that he is best able to beat donald trump in the election in november. but he seems to have performed
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very poorly according to this first swath of a figures, the 60% released already. jane: what impact is this going to have on the race as the candidates head into new hampshire? most of them are already there. nick: yeah, they are already there. you think that pete buttigieg will get a big bump out of this, not as big as if it had been declared last night with the definitive result. we will wait to see what the result is. we have notee given any clarity from the iowa democratic party about when we will get the final results, and it brings to mind what happened in the republican iowa caucus in 2012. it's two weeks until we found out that senator rick santorum of pennsylvania had won. we thought on the night it was mitt romney. we will wait to see what the final result is, and that will give us a sense of how it affects theace.
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one thing is pretty clear here,b that jen has had a very hard time. he will argue that iowa was never finally, the fourth whitest place in the country. he says that in south carolina, he is ry pular amongst black voters and he will do much better. but iowa has a habit of spotting candidates who are underperforming, and if you saw joeen 's stump speech in iowa over the past, weeany people have been shked by the incomplete thoughts, the stumbling whether he delivers it, the lack of ergy. there are some people who are thinking that the former vice president may have donet bad, but it is one contest ny more are to come. jane: indeed,, a long way to go before november. nick bryant, thank you for joining me.the chaos in iowa coe president prepares to deliver his state of the union.
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he will be addressinghe same lawmakers who impeached him last year, and ahead of tomorrow's vote ithe senate which is likely to acquit him. mary ae marsh is atiemocratic pol analyst in boston and she joined me earlier. what do youhink the atmosphere is going to be like in that chamber? mary anne: as you know, tomorrow is the vote on whether donald trump should be removed from office aft having been impeached by the house sever weeks ago. it is all but certain that he will be acquitted. veho it is hard to imagine that donald trump will be able to resist the temptations before him, where he has has members on one side, republicans cheering him republican senators who have defended him in the senate and will vote to acquit him tomorrow and on the other side he has democratic members in the house and senate. imhousached him, the senators from most will vote to immove him tomorrow. and right behindill be nancy pelosi breathing down his neck literally and figuratively.
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well he should take the opportunity to set up his agenda and talked about his accomplishments -- and told he will talabout the economy and terrorism and the like -- and set up his election, i think it will be all but impossible for him not to appeal to his base. as much as it will be a list of accomplishments, it will be a list ofs, griev to more than anything else did this based--keep hisace fired up. jane: under th circumstances, do you think was right to invite him in the first place? nancy pelosi did not have to do that. mary anne: she did not. historically in recent history we have always had the president deliver the state union,er and without also includes deliver it -- but that also includes delivering it in writing. when w the government shut down she postponed it and rescheduled it, and there was some believe it miont happen
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basehe timing of this vote. but at least in many respects she must've decided it wastt to have the vote before the vote to remove him then afterwards. then i think it would like a combination of a trump rally in the house wel tthen a state union speech. i think it was better call. jane: he will be capitalizing on the chaos in iowa. as you pointed out, he will likely be acquitted of impeachment tomorrow. and his approval ratings arhiat an all-tim today. dotheocrats going to have to change their strategy if they want to defeat him in november? mary anne: well, i think it depends. we will have to see who the nominee is going to be. but donald trump is ofts times n worst enemy. that is why he was impeached in the house and why he is facing removal in the senate tomorrow. it is hard to imagine that donald trump is going to change at this point. he was embd after the
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mueller report to make a call to ukraine that got i hthe situation. for eryone of the republican senators who think he learned a lesson from this come that is impossible to believe as well. the democrats have a tough fight on their hands, no question about it, but donald trump also knows that he is in a tough fight, too. there is little room for either party to win is race, but if the election is on the up and , democrats should be able to win the house, the senate, and the white house. not only in iowa, but the whole ukraine matter is all about election security, and all about inviting foreign interferencen, into our electnd that should be the biggest concern for everybody between now and november. janey m anne marsh, thank you very much indeed for joining me. s and look at the day'her news. iran has sentenced a man to death for trying to pass information about iran's nuclear nsprogram to the ameri a spokesman for iran'sheudiciary saidan was a cia spy who
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received high wages. two charity workers were also convicted of spying and sentenced to 10 years in prison and another five actingga ast national security. a court in south africa has issued an rest warrant for former president jacob zuma. was due at a pretrial hearing over a melted billion-dollar arms deal in the 1990's. the judge questioned the validityes of sick nresented by his lawyers. the brother of the manchester arena bomber has gone on trial he is charged with 22 counts o murder, attended murder, and conspiracy to cause explosions. he detonated a bomb at the entrancef the arena at the end of an ariana grande concert in 2017. the world health organization insists the global spread of the coronavirus is not a pandemic at the moment.
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some 479be 79 deathsav activated to the disease and 20,000 cases he been confirmed rldwide. air travel has been disrupted, and more countes are suggesting the citizens leave china, where the outbreak began. that includes the u.k. here's our china correspondent john sudworth. john: in wuhan, they have turned the stadium into the hospital, state media using images like these to reinforce the message -- china is getting gs under control. thbudeserted airports and canceled flights show it's clear that seems to be winning. now the u.k., along with germany, france, and new zealand are advising those who can to leave. it has prompd some to try to bring their flights forward. >> the british government advice has not really been that helpful because you cannot just take a flf ht oute flights are not there.
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yes. john: how about you? did it add o to your sen worry when you hear governments telling peopleo get out if you can? >> yeah, a little bit. the biggest worry was always that the city would get locked down because we were in the second-worst province. there hadn been citiese province that have been quarantined and once you are john: this is more than 500 miles from wuhan. residents kept indoors, transpor shut down. these are driving fears that the virus may not be contained. the advice to 30,00 britons in china to head to the airport is extraordinary. the world's second-largest economy, deeply integrated s ino globply cyins, essentiaeemed too risky.
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but it is not easy for all brits to lve. this little baby does not yet have a passport. >> this seems to be the news for the elderly and the young are the most vulnerable to virus. we are anxious about that. john: and h wife is a chinese national without aalid visa. u.k. government has announced that shouldn't matter. china is fighting on, but with so much still unknown about this virus, the international community is not taking any chances. john sudworth, bbc new jane: you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, the children caught up in the fight against isl wic state, andhy some kids from indonesia c't go home. jane: in just 15 years in the
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u.k., drivers will no longer be able to buy a new petl, diesel, or hybrid car. nethat is target being sent by the british government in what many see as an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis. the announcement came at the launch for the annuau.n. climate summit to beeld in glasgow in november. here is science editor david shukman. david:un a the world, more and more drivers are going electric. some countries faster than others. norway wants a total switchor in the next five years. the government is planning for the u.k. to do that by 2035. terrance hall, a driving instructor, once an electric car, but worries about keeping it going. >> it is very hard to find you have got to park on the side of the street, which is not the best ideal for someone who has an electric car. david: installing enough
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charging points is e,big challengnd someone has to pay for them. and then there is improving the cables that supply the charges, new tunnels beneath london just the beginning. cost is defitely an issue. according to our research, drivers always say up front costs for electric vehicles is one of the main barriers to we have been consistently saying that they need to provide clear incentives to drivers to do so. david: tning our back on the pollution from petrol and diesel engines is part of the government's plans to tackle climate change, and every green initiative by the uk's now in the. international spotlig that is because a major united nations summit on climate change will be held in glasgow later this year. >> the future is electric. david: so there is a vision of a green future, but also uncertainty about how we will get there.n, david shukmabc news.
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jane: the international battle against the islamic state group was unique in many ways, from the ferocity of the fighting to the cruel mfohods of their es. what also set them apart was the fact that theyro oftenht entire families with them into areas of conflict. that included a large number of children from indonesia. our correspondent and in somerville and cameramen have to meet some of them.n syria quentin the detention camps of the islamic st group: are not just a stain on syria, themaare a black on the conscience of the world o in this desegood and evil, they're all the guilty -- there are the ilty and innocent. few countries have bothered to sift and separate what i.s. left behind. nada is being punished for the
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sins of her father. along with her grandmother, he brought the family he in 2015. there is one person that is responsible for bringing you all the wayou here, for takingut of school, from miopping you be a doctor. its her father-- your father. rgcan you e your father? >> he's human being, you know? beevery humag can make mistake. but he has already apologized to for what he did. he apologized to me and try to make erything better. but he can't do anything because he is in prison. >> is the craziest thing in my g life, and i brl my family. quentin: now in prison, her
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father says he is full of regret. >> in the beginning, everything is ok. quentin: you must've seen the videos the islamic state put out. they were videos not just of a paradise and a great place to live if u were muslim, but they were videos of beheadings, tenslavemenrible cruelty. you would have known when you lefto indonesia that this was ordinary country you are moving to. >> yeah, we know that. maybe you made a mistake in your life. nverybody make a mistake their lif this is the biggest mistake in my life. quentin: syria was never a safe place to lock up dangerous me n. among these hard-core i.s. supporters, children are packed in in pron uniforms too big for them.
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10,0000 kids from countries cling on here, betrayed by their parents antheir governments don't seem to care, either. its the orphans have truly been abandoned by humanity. here, we met farouk, f,yu and naser. >> rocket attacks happened. iran away and didn't s that i -- i ran away and didn't see anyone from my family. >> the aircraft bombed, and everyone went missing. quentin: what happenedo your brothers and sisters and to your mom and da >> they were killed. quentin: when you leave here, what -- where do you want to go, what do you want to do? >>here will i go?
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i will stay here. quentin: thesehildren are blameless. yet there are no plans to return them to indonesia. what do you say to people in indonesia? you want to go home? >> yeah. we arehankful if there is people who want to -- quentin: forgive you? >> yeah, and for receiving us back. and we just hope we can geour family here and returunto our y. jane: as quentin's report makes clear, the impact of islamic state is far-reaching, and one family in particular is trying
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to help those who survive the atrocities. the yazidi girls choir was created inhe displaced amps in northern iraq. it was brought together by a charity to help those living in e camps overcome psychological trauma. reporter: if you pass them in the streets, you really wouldn't give them a second thought. oa gro cheerful, rather glamorous young women doing sightseeing. when you don't see are the harbors they endured. --what you don't see e the horrors they endured. >> i was nine years old at the time when isis attacked sinjar. i don't know anything about where my fatheand mother are, nor my brother or his five children reporter: the wirewa formed a couple months ago
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the women are yazidis, a religious minority that suffered appalling persecion. owthey have their stories of kidnapped, tortured, and rape at the hands of isis. it is almost impossible to comprehend what some of these women have gone through. this musical project will attempt to save a culture. >> when isis attacked sinjar, they kidnapped me and my brother and my sister. >> i am a yazidiurvivor. i was 14 years old when isis tacked our home. >> when isis attacked, they kidnapped me and my family.
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isis soldiers came and shows some girls and took them away. then they saw me, one of them who was from turkey. reporter: and this is the world they grew up i the small yazidi community. titheir musical tras go back thousands of years. nothing is written down. the are just 16 official musicians left. one reason they are here is to deposit a record of this endangered musical culture before it is too late. >> the yazidi people have been through terrible time. there are only 16 left of these people who are allowed to perform the music. this is about recording and preserving theus m around the year and two were cold a whole year-- to record a whole year' music. reporter: me than anything, the choir is a way of trying to cope with experiences no one should face. >> is a really good thing i
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enjoy and i feel good when play music with girls. and new friends and really it is a good thing for us, thank you. jane:o,efore we a reminder of our top story. preliminary results out of the chaotic iowa caucuses show mayor pete buttigieg with a slim lead. all candidates are heading to the primary in new hampshire. you can find mored n that story l the day's news on her website, andut do check usn twitter at any time. i'm jane o'brien. anks for watching "bbc world news ameca." narrator: funding for this presentation is made possible by...
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cnewshour productions, llc >> this prograwas made possible by viewerk like you. thu. >> woodruff: good evening, and welcome to our pbs newshour special live coverage of president trump's state of the union address. i'm judy wdruff. he addresses a nation and a congress deeply divided. in the last montalone, tensions with iran turned violent, sparking fears of war. a public health emergency is in effect now as a deadly virus spreads from china across the globe. there's been confusion over


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